Fonds 039 - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fonds

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fonds

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CA NL0001 039

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  • 1959-1999 (Creation)
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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50 cm textual material

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Custodial history

The past examination papers were collected by the Health Sciences Library and were available to students for study purposes. Since no papers post 1999 were distributed by the RCPSC, and students’ need for the past papers diminished, the collection was withdrawn from the library in 2011 and given to the archive.

Scope and content

Fonds contains past papers of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for various subjects including anaesthesia, anatomical pathology, cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, clinical immunology, dermatology, etc. Not all dates are available for each paper, either because they were not distributed by the RCPSC or because the library did not retain a copy. Fonds consists of the following series:

1.0 Examination papers (1959-1999)

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Fonds was obtained from the Circulation Staff at the Health Sciences Library in December 2011.


When the RCPSC examination papers arrived at the Founders’ Archive, there was some degree of order present. Files were arranged into 14 volumes, loosely alphabetically based on subject. This formed the framework for the arrangement and description of the collection and the creation of a finding aid (item level).

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There are no restrictions on access to or use of the materials in this fonds.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Material in this fonds is protected by copyright. Copyright regulations state that any copy of archival material is to be used solely for research or private study. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance from the copyright holder(s).

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Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive finding aid # 039. File level control

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No further accruals are expected.

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